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Who Should I Start?

Whit Merrifield or Juan Soto


Who Should I Start? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
17 of 17 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 17 experts
Rankings 
   
Rest of Season# 1# 15
VBR
   
Projections 
   
Runs00
Home Runs00
RBI00
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.000.000
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 12
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 3# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 2# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 23
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 18
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 3# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 2# 18
   
Who Should I Start? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats502664
   
Runs11197
   
Hits157183
   
Singles106128
   
Doubles2042
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2910
   
RBI9574
   
Stolen Bases940
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks14540
   
Strikeouts93103
   
Batting Average.313.276
   
On Base Pct.465.315
   
Slugging Pct.534.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.999.708
   
Who Should I Start? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats00
   
Runs00
   
Hits00
   
Singles00
   
Doubles00
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs00
   
RBI00
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks00
   
Strikeouts00
   
Batting Average.000.000
   
On Base Pct.000.000
   
Slugging Pct.000.000
   
On-base Plus Slugging.000.000
   
Who Should I Start? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
News 
 Juan Soto went hitless in four at-bats in the final regular-season game. Soto walked once and struck out three times.
Corbin Young
Sun, Oct 3rd
Whit Merrifield went 3-for-4 with a walk and a RBI single during Friday's 11-6 win over the Twins.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Juan Soto drove in the 95th RBI of the season after going hitless in three at-bats with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Sat, Oct 2nd
Whit Merrifield went 0-for-2 with two RBI during Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 25th
 Juan Soto walked four times yet went hitless against the Red Sox. Soto went hitless in one at-bat with one strikeout too.
Corbin Young
Fri, Oct 1st
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a walk during Tuesday's 4-1 loss in Cleveland.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Juan Soto hits his 94th RBI of the season after going 1-for-4 with one walk too.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 29th
Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a RBI during Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Athletics.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 15th
 Juan Soto went hitless in four at-bats against the Rockies. Soto struck out once too.
Corbin Young
Tue, Sep 28th
Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored during Wednesday's 9-8 loss in Baltimore.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 9th
Notes 
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Who Should I Start? Player Schedules
  Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Whit Merrifield
2B,CF,RF - KC
Whit Merrifield
Date OppOpp PitcherVBROppOpp PitcherVBR
Thu, Apr 1st   vs TEXKyle Gibson (10-9)
Sat, Apr 3rd   vs TEXKohei Arihara (2-4)
Sun, Apr 4th   vs TEXJordan Lyles (10-13)
Mon, Apr 5th   @ CLELogan Allen (2-7)
Wed, Apr 7thvs ATLHuascar Ynoa (4-6)#5@ CLEShane Bieber (7-4)
Thu, Apr 8th   @ CWSLance Lynn (11-6)
Sun, Apr 11th@ LADClayton Kershaw (10-8)@ CWSDylan Cease (13-7)
Mon, Apr 12th@ STLJohn Gant (5-11)vs LAAAlex Cobb (8-3)
Tue, Apr 13th@ STLJack Flaherty (9-2)vs LAADylan Bundy (2-9)
Wed, Apr 14th@ STLAdam Wainwright (17-7)vs LAAGriffin Canning (5-4)
Thu, Apr 15thvs ARIMerrill Kelly (7-11)vs TORAnthony Kay (1-2)
Sat, Apr 17thvs ARILuke Weaver (3-6)vs TORTommy Milone (1-0)
Sun, Apr 18thvs ARIMadison Bumgarner (7-10)vs TORRobbie Ray (13-7)
Mon, Apr 19thvs STLJack Flaherty (9-2)vs TBJosh Fleming (10-8)
Tue, Apr 20thvs STLAdam Wainwright (17-7)vs TBRich Hill (7-8)
Wed, Apr 21stvs STLCarlos Martinez (4-9)vs TBMichael Wacha (3-5)
Fri, Apr 23rd@ NYMJacob deGrom (7-2)@ DETCasey Mize (7-9)
Sat, Apr 24th@ NYMMarcus Stroman (10-13)@ DETMatthew Boyd (3-8)
Sun, Apr 25th@ NYMTaijuan Walker (7-11)@ DETMichael Fulmer (5-6)
Mon, Apr 26th   @ DETSpencer Turnbull (4-2)
Tue, Apr 27th@ TORTrent Thornton (1-3)@ PITTyler Anderson (7-11)
Wed, Apr 28th@ TORSteven Matz (14-7)@ PITMitch Keller (5-11)
Fri, Apr 30thvs MIAPablo Lopez (5-5)@ MINMichael Pineda (9-8)
Sat, May 1stvs MIAPaul Campbell (2-3)@ MINMatt Shoemaker (3-8)
Sun, May 2ndvs MIATrevor Rogers (7-8)@ MINJose Berrios (12-9)
Mon, May 3rd   vs CLEAaron Civale (12-5)
Tue, May 4thvs ATLHuascar Ynoa (4-6)#5vs CLEPhil Maton
Wed, May 5thvs ATLMax Fried (14-7)#2vs CLEShane Bieber (7-4)
Thu, May 6thvs ATLDrew Smyly (11-4)#6vs CLETriston McKenzie (5-9)
Fri, May 7th@ NYYJameson Taillon (8-6)vs CWSCarlos Rodon (13-5)
Sat, May 8th@ NYYCorey Kluber (5-3)vs CWSLance Lynn (11-6)
Sun, May 9th@ NYYDomingo German (4-5)vs CWSLucas Giolito (11-9)
Tue, May 11thvs PHIChase Anderson (2-4)@ DETMatthew Boyd (3-8)
Wed, May 12thvs PHIZack Wheeler (14-10)@ DETCasey Mize (7-9)
Thu, May 13thvs PHIZach Eflin (4-7)@ DETSpencer Turnbull (4-2)
Fri, May 14th@ ARIRiley Smith (1-4)@ CWSMichael Kopech (4-3)
Sat, May 15th@ ARISeth Frankoff (0-2)@ CWSCarlos Rodon (13-5)
Sun, May 16th@ ARILuke Weaver (3-6)@ CWSDylan Cease (13-7)
Tue, May 18th@ CHCZach Davies (6-12)vs MILBrandon Woodruff (9-10)
Wed, May 19th@ CHCJake Arrieta (5-14)vs MILCorbin Burnes (11-4)
Fri, May 21stvs BALJorge Lopez (3-14)vs DETJose Urena (4-8)
Sat, May 22ndvs BALBruce Zimmermann (4-5)vs DETMatthew Boyd (3-8)
Sun, May 23rdvs BALMatt Harvey (6-14)vs DETCasey Mize (7-9)
Tue, May 25thvs CINTyler Mahle (13-6)@ TBRich Hill (7-8)
Wed, May 26th   @ TBTyler Glasnow (5-2)
Thu, May 27thvs CINSonny Gray (7-9)@ TBShane McClanahan (10-6)
Fri, May 28th   @ MINRandy Dobnak (1-7)
Sat, May 29thvs MILBrett Anderson (4-9)@ MINJ.A. Happ (10-8)
Sun, May 30thvs MILBrandon Woodruff (9-10)@ MINMatt Shoemaker (3-8)
Mon, May 31st@ ATLCharlie Morton (14-6)#1vs PITChad Kuhl (5-7)
Tue, Jun 1st@ ATLMax Fried (14-7)#2vs PITWil Crowe (4-8)
Thu, Jun 3rd@ ATLTucker Davidson (0-0)#15vs MINJ.A. Happ (10-8)
Fri, Jun 4th@ PHIZack Wheeler (14-10)vs MINMatt Shoemaker (3-8)
Sat, Jun 5th@ PHISpencer Howard (0-5)vs MINJose Berrios (12-9)
Sun, Jun 6th@ PHIVince Velasquez (3-9)vs MINBailey Ober (3-3)
Mon, Jun 7th   @ LAADylan Bundy (2-9)
Tue, Jun 8th@ TBTyler Glasnow (5-2)@ LAAAndrew Heaney (8-9)
Wed, Jun 9th@ TBShane McClanahan (10-6)@ LAAGriffin Canning (5-4)
Thu, Jun 10th   @ OAKFrankie Montas (13-9)
Fri, Jun 11thvs SFAnthony DeSclafani (13-7)@ OAKCole Irvin (10-15)
Sat, Jun 12thvs SFConner Menez (1-0)@ OAKJames Kaprielian (8-5)
Sun, Jun 13thvs SFJohnny Cueto (7-7)@ OAKChris Bassitt (12-4)
Mon, Jun 14thvs PITJT Brubaker (5-13)vs DETMatthew Boyd (3-8)
Tue, Jun 15thvs PITTyler Anderson (7-11)vs DETCasey Mize (7-9)
Wed, Jun 16thvs PITChase De Jong (1-4)vs DETTarik Skubal (8-12)
Fri, Jun 18thvs NYMJoey Lucchesi (1-4)vs BOSNick Pivetta (9-8)
Sat, Jun 19thvs NYMRobert Gsellman (0-1)vs BOSMartin Perez (7-8)
Sun, Jun 20thvs NYMTaijuan Walker (7-11)vs BOSNathan Eovaldi (11-9)
Tue, Jun 22nd@ PHIZack Wheeler (14-10)@ NYYGerrit Cole (16-8)
Wed, Jun 23rd@ PHIVince Velasquez (3-9)@ NYYMichael King (2-4)
Thu, Jun 24th@ MIACody Poteet (2-3)@ NYYJameson Taillon (8-6)
Fri, Jun 25th@ MIAPablo Lopez (5-5)@ TEXDane Dunning (5-10)
Sat, Jun 26th@ MIAZach Thompson (3-7)@ TEXKyle Gibson (10-9)
Sun, Jun 27th@ MIASandy Alcantara (9-15)@ TEXJordan Lyles (10-13)
Mon, Jun 28thvs NYMJerad Eickhoff (0-2)@ BOSGarrett Richards (7-8)
Tue, Jun 29thvs TBRich Hill (7-8)@ BOSNick Pivetta (9-8)
Wed, Jun 30thvs TBDrew Rasmussen (4-1)@ BOSMartin Perez (7-8)
Thu, Jul 1stvs LADVictor Gonzalez@ BOSNathan Eovaldi (11-9)
Fri, Jul 2ndvs LADJulio Urias (19-3)vs MINJ.A. Happ (10-8)
Sat, Jul 3rdvs LADClayton Kershaw (10-8)vs MINGriffin Jax (4-5)
Sun, Jul 4thvs LADGarrett Cleavingervs MINKenta Maeda (6-5)
Mon, Jul 5th@ SDJoe Musgrove (11-9)vs CINVladimir Gutierrez (9-6)
Tue, Jul 6th@ SDRyan Weathers (4-7)vs CINLuis Castillo (8-16)
Wed, Jul 7th@ SDChris Paddack (7-7)vs CINSonny Gray (7-9)
Thu, Jul 8th@ SDYu Darvish (8-11)@ CLEZach Plesac (10-6)
Fri, Jul 9th@ SFLogan Webb (11-3)@ CLETriston McKenzie (5-9)
Sat, Jul 10th@ SFAnthony DeSclafani (13-7)@ CLECal Quantrill (8-3)
Fri, Jul 16thvs SDChris Paddack (7-7)vs BALKeegan Akin (2-10)
Sat, Jul 17th   vs BALJorge Lopez (3-14)
Sun, Jul 18thvs SDJoe Musgrove (11-9)vs BALMatt Harvey (6-14)
Tue, Jul 20thvs MIATrevor Rogers (7-8)@ MILBrett Anderson (4-9)
Wed, Jul 21stvs MIANick Neidert (1-2)@ MILEric Lauer (7-5)
Fri, Jul 23rd@ BALJorge Lopez (3-14)vs DETWily Peralta (4-5)
Sat, Jul 24th@ BALMatt Harvey (6-14)vs DETCasey Mize (7-9)
Sun, Jul 25th@ BALJohn Means (6-9)vs DETTarik Skubal (8-12)
Mon, Jul 26th@ PHISpencer Howard (0-5)vs CWSDallas Keuchel (9-9)
Tue, Jul 27th@ PHIMatt Moore (2-4)vs CWSDylan Cease (13-7)
Wed, Jul 28th   vs CWSLucas Giolito (11-9)
Thu, Jul 29th@ PHICristopher Sanchez (1-0)vs CWSCarlos Rodon (13-5)
Fri, Jul 30thvs CHCJake Arrieta (5-14)@ TORRoss Stripling (5-7)
Sat, Jul 31stvs CHCKyle Hendricks (14-7)@ TORAlek Manoah (9-2)
Sun, Aug 1stvs CHCAdbert Alzolay (5-13)@ TORJose Berrios (12-9)
Tue, Aug 3rdvs PHIZack Wheeler (14-10)@ CWSDylan Cease (13-7)
Wed, Aug 4thvs PHIChase Anderson (2-4)@ CWSLucas Giolito (11-9)
Thu, Aug 5thvs PHIAaron Nola (9-9)@ CWSDallas Keuchel (9-9)
Fri, Aug 6th@ ATLKyle Muller (2-4)#10@ STLAdam Wainwright (17-7)
Sat, Aug 7th@ ATLCharlie Morton (14-6)#1@ STLKwang Hyun Kim (7-7)
Sun, Aug 8th@ ATLMax Fried (14-7)#2@ STLJon Lester (7-6)
Mon, Aug 9th   vs NYYJameson Taillon (8-6)
Tue, Aug 10th   vs NYYNestor Cortes Jr. (2-3)
Wed, Aug 11th@ NYMCarlos Carrasco (1-5)vs NYYLucas Luetge
Fri, Aug 13thvs ATLCharlie Morton (14-6)#1vs STLJack Flaherty (9-2)
Sat, Aug 14thvs ATLMax Fried (14-7)#2vs STLJon Lester (7-6)
Sun, Aug 15thvs ATLDrew Smyly (11-4)#6vs STLJ.A. Happ (10-8)
Mon, Aug 16th   vs HOUJake Odorizzi (6-7)
Tue, Aug 17thvs TORAlek Manoah (9-2)vs HOUFramber Valdez (11-6)
Wed, Aug 18thvs TORJose Berrios (12-9)vs HOUZack Greinke (11-6)
Thu, Aug 19th   vs HOULuis Garcia (11-8)
Fri, Aug 20th@ MILBrett Anderson (4-9)@ CHCZach Davies (6-12)
Sat, Aug 21st@ MILEric Lauer (7-5)@ CHCKeegan Thompson (3-3)
Sun, Aug 22nd@ MILAdrian Houser (10-6)@ CHCAlec Mills (6-7)
Mon, Aug 23rd   @ HOUZack Greinke (11-6)
Tue, Aug 24th@ MIAJesus Luzardo (6-9)@ HOULuis Garcia (11-8)
Wed, Aug 25th@ MIAEdward Cabrera (0-3)@ HOULance McCullers Jr. (13-5)
Thu, Aug 26th@ MIAElieser Hernandez (1-3)@ SEAYusei Kikuchi (7-9)
Fri, Aug 27th@ NYMRich Hill (7-8)@ SEALogan Gilbert (6-5)
Sat, Aug 28th@ NYMMarcus Stroman (10-13)@ SEATyler Anderson (7-11)
Sun, Aug 29th@ NYMTylor Megill (4-6)@ SEAMarco Gonzales (10-6)
Tue, Aug 31stvs PHIMatt Moore (2-4)vs CLEZach Plesac (10-6)
Wed, Sep 1st   vs CLELogan Allen (2-7)
Thu, Sep 2ndvs PHIAaron Nola (9-9)vs CLETriston McKenzie (5-9)
Fri, Sep 3rdvs NYMRich Hill (7-8)vs CWSDallas Keuchel (9-9)
Sat, Sep 4thvs NYMTylor Megill (4-6)vs CWSReynaldo Lopez (4-4)
Sun, Sep 5thvs NYMTaijuan Walker (7-11)vs CWSDylan Cease (13-7)
Mon, Sep 6thvs NYMTrevor Williams (4-2)@ BALZac Lowther (1-3)
Tue, Sep 7th@ ATLMax Fried (14-7)#2@ BALAlexander Wells (2-3)
Wed, Sep 8th@ ATLTouki Toussaint (3-3)#12@ BALMatt Harvey (6-14)
Thu, Sep 9th@ ATLHuascar Ynoa (4-6)#5@ BALJohn Means (6-9)
Fri, Sep 10th@ PITSteven Brault (0-3)@ MINGriffin Jax (4-5)
Sat, Sep 11th@ PITWil Crowe (4-8)@ MINMichael Pineda (9-8)
Sun, Sep 12th@ PITBryse Wilson (3-7)@ MINBailey Ober (3-3)
Tue, Sep 14thvs MIAJesus Luzardo (6-9)vs OAKFrankie Montas (13-9)
Wed, Sep 15thvs MIATrevor Rogers (7-8)vs OAKSean Manaea (11-10)
Thu, Sep 16th   vs OAKPaul Blackburn (1-4)
Fri, Sep 17thvs COLGerman Marquez (12-11)#4vs SEAChris Flexen (14-6)
Sat, Sep 18thvs COLKyle Freeland (7-8)#8vs SEAYusei Kikuchi (7-9)
Sun, Sep 19thvs COLJon Gray (8-12)#13vs SEALogan Gilbert (6-5)
Mon, Sep 20th@ MIAJesus Luzardo (6-9)@ CLENick Wittgren
Tue, Sep 21st@ MIATrevor Rogers (7-8)@ CLECal Quantrill (8-3)
Fri, Sep 24th@ CINSonny Gray (7-9)@ DETCasey Mize (7-9)
Sat, Sep 25th@ CINVladimir Gutierrez (9-6)@ DETTarik Skubal (8-12)
Sun, Sep 26th@ CINTyler Mahle (13-6)@ DETWily Peralta (4-5)
Mon, Sep 27th@ COLGerman Marquez (12-11)#4@ CLECal Quantrill (8-3)
Tue, Sep 28th@ COLKyle Freeland (7-8)#8vs CLEAaron Civale (12-5)
Wed, Sep 29th@ COLPeter Lambert (0-0)vs CLEZach Plesac (10-6)
Thu, Sep 30th   vs CLEShane Bieber (7-4)
Fri, Oct 1stvs BOSEduardo Rodriguez (13-8)vs MINJohn Gant (5-11)
Sat, Oct 2ndvs BOSTanner Houck (1-5)vs MINGriffin Jax (4-5)
Sun, Oct 3rdvs BOSChris Sale (5-1)vs MINCharlie Barnes (0-3)
Tue, Apr 6thvs ATLDrew Smyly (11-4)#6   
Fri, Apr 9th@ LADWalker Buehler (16-4)   
Sat, Apr 10th@ LADJulio Urias (19-3)   
Fri, Apr 16thvs ARITaylor Widener (2-1)   
Mon, May 17th@ CHCAdbert Alzolay (5-13)   
Thu, May 20th@ CHCTrevor Williams (4-2)   
Wed, Jun 2nd@ ATLDrew Smyly (11-4)#6   
Sun, Jul 11th@ SFKevin Gausman (14-6)   
Mon, Jul 19thvs MIARoss Detwiler (3-1)   
Mon, Aug 2ndvs PHIRanger Suarez (8-5)   
Thu, Aug 12th@ NYMTrevor Williams (4-2)   
Mon, Aug 30thvs PHIZack Wheeler (14-10)   
Mon, Sep 13thvs MIASandy Alcantara (9-15)   
Wed, Sep 22nd@ MIAElieser Hernandez (1-3)   
Thu, Sep 23rd@ CINLuis Castillo (8-16)